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AFTC

Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc., also known as AFTC was incorporated by the Office of the Secretary of State as a Nonprofit Corporation on October 30, 1995.  On April 20, 1997, AFTC received its 501 (c) (3) Federal designation as a tax-exempt organization.

Mission

Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc.’s mission is to produce works by respected playwrights detailing the African-American experience, while creating opportunities for members of the community interested in theater detailing the African American experience to have a professional environment to perform.

AFTC's Goals

  1. Produce 4 main stage productions per year
  2. Conduct classes in acting for beginners and advanced students
  3. Conduct annual workshops on theatre techniques
  4. Serve as an alternative to the streets for the youth of our community
  5. Introduce new works about the Lowcounty

Donations

Please send donations to:  Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc. Post Office Box 20130 1753 A Skinner Avenue Charleston, South Carolina 29413-0130 You may also donate through our Pay Pal Account. Let us know you care. Thank You

Volunteer

We are now in our 25th season with big Plans and we need Volunteers – we need you! Plan cast parties Do Research Talk to Small Groups about Us Mailings Help with Sets Box Office Get Behind the Scenes!

Non-Profit

  As you consider non-profit 501 © 3 organizations for tax-deductible donations during the year please remember AFTC. Help us build Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc.

Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc.

  • “ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW” by Don Evans
  • “LIVIN’ FAT” by Judi Ann Mason
  • The world premiere of “HUSH DAT GULLAH” by Eleanor Kinlaw Ross
  • “227” by Christine Houston
  • “GOD’S TROMBONES by James Weldon Johnson
  • “THE HONEYMOON” by Thomas Becket
  • “IT’S SHOWDOWN TIME” by Don Evans
  • The world premier of “DEBUTANTE OF THE SEASON” by Art Gilliard
  • “THE PIANO LESSON” by August Wilson
  • “RAISIN IN THE SUN” by Lorraine Hansbury, collaboration with the Charleston Stage Company “MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT” by Ted Shine
  • “SEVEN GUITARS” by August Wilson
  • “The AMEN CORNER” by James Baldwin
  • “AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’” the Fats Waller Musical
  • “DREAMGIRLS” Book and Lyrics by TOM EYEN Music by HENRY KRIEGER
  • “GOD’S TROMBONES” Reprised By James Weldon Johnson
  • “BUBBLING BROWN SUGAR” By Lofton Mitchell
  • “DEBUTANTE OF THE SEASON” By Art Gilliard for the 2003 Piccolo Spoleto Festival
  • “I SING FROM MY SOUL” By Art Gilliard
  • “DON’T BOTHER ME I CAN’T COPE” By Vinnette Carroll.
  • “I SING FROM MY SOUL” By Art Gilliard
  • “ONE MO’ TIME: An Evening at the Lyric Theatre 1926” By Vernel Bagneris
  • “A STAR AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A HOLE IN HEAVEN” By Judi Ann Mason
  • “HAMBONE” By Jovan Johnson
  • “LITTLE HAM” Based on a play by Langston Hughes
  • “JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE” By August Wilson
  • “IT AIN’T NOTHIN BUT THE BLUES” By Bevel, Githers, Myler, Taylor and Wheetman
  • “TAMBOURINES TO GLORY” By Langston Hughes
  • “GOD’S TROMBONES” By James Weldon Johnson
  • “EUBIE!” By Eubie Blake
  • “ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW” By Don Evans
  • “MAHALIA: A Gospel Musical” By Tom Stolz
  • “THE TRIAL OF ONE SHORTED WOMAN VERSUS MAMMIE LOUISE AND SAFREETA MAE” By Ms. Karani Marcia Leslie
  • “AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’” the Fats Waller Musical
  • “BUBBLING BROWN SUGAR” By Loften Mitchell based on a concept by Rosetta LeNoire
  • “The Bluest Eye” By TONI MORRISON
  • “Miss Dessa” By Shirley Hardy Leonard
  • Dan Martin, Chairman
  • Cheryl Bennett, Vice Chair
  • Cynthia Goff-Neal, Secretary
  • Jamie Price, Treasurer
  •   Barbara Blackwell
  • Morgan Curry-Brown
  • Natasha Chisolm, Esq.
  • Pat Lilly
  • Sara L. Mack
  • Ed Sutton
  • Rev. Dr. Herbert L. Temoney
  • Kurt Walker
  • Art Gilliard, Founding Artistic Director
  • Scott Watson, Ex-Officio